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Eggun: The Afri-Lectric Experience

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Eggun: The Afri-Lectric Experience
Eggun: The Afri-Lectric Experience


Cuban pianist/composer Omar Sosa's 'Eggun' is a specially commissioned tribute to Miles Davis' classic recording 'Kind of Blue'. Inspired by various musical elements and motifs from the album, Omar wrote a suite of music honouring the spirit of freedom in Davis' seminal work. Musicians include Lionel Loueke, Joo Kraus, Leandro Saint-Hill and Peter Apfelbaum.

'Eggun: The Afri-Lectric Experience' began as a commission for Omar Sosa from the Barcelona Jazz Festival in 2009. The assignment was to compose and produce a tribute performance to 'Kind of Blue', on the occasion of the album's 50th anniversary. Sosa uses musical elements from Africa to shape and develop the music. The resulting jazz textures are further enhanced by the subtle and expressive use of electronic elements. Of additional interest is a set of six 'Interludios' interspersed among the primary tracks of the recording, inspired by melodic elements from the solos of Bill Evans.

The multi-cultural group includes horn players Joo Kraus on trumpet (Germany), Leandro Saint-Hill on alto saxophone and flute (Cuba), and Peter Apfelbaum on tenor saxophone (USA). Omar's long time rhythm section of Marque Gilmore on drums (USA) and Childo Tomas on electric bass (Mozambique) create the foundation. Special guests on the project include the guitarists Lionel Loueke (Benin) and Marvin Sewell (USA), Pedro Martinez on Afro-Cuban percussion (Cuba), John Santos on percussion (USA), and Gustavo Ovalles on Afro-Venezuelan percussion (Venezuela).


  1. Name
  2. Alejet
  3. El Alba
  4. Interludio I
  5. Alternativo Sketches
  6. Interludio II
  7. Madre Mia
  8. Interludio III
  9. So All Freddie
  10. Interludio IV
  11. Rumba Connection
  12. Interludio V
  13. Angustiado
  14. Angustiado Reprise
  15. Interludio VI
  16. Calling Eggun
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